BY: VARUN YADAV

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

BACKGROUND & EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Background
‡ Ratan Naval Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, one of India's largest corporation. Born into the wealthy and famous Tata family of Mumbai, on December 28th 1937. Great grandson of Tata group founder Jamsetji Tata. Raised by grandmother Lady Navajbai as his parents separated when he was 7 years old. ‡ A business tycoon who is shy by nature and does not believe in flaunting. He is single and leads a modest lifestyle in his bachelor apartment in Mumbai's Colaba district. ‡ Basic Values - Ethics, integrity, social consciousness, fairness .

an honorary doctorate in technology by the Asian Institute of Technology. Bangkok and an honorary doctorate in science by the University of Warwick. .Education ‡ Alumnus of the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. ‡ Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from Cornell University in 1962. ‡ Completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1974-1975. ‡ Honorary doctorate in business administration by Ohio State University.

. you had better take the gun away or pull the trigger. prosperity and equal opportunity.  If you put a gun to my head.FAMOUS QUOTES  I am proud of my country. We can be a truly great nation if we set our sights high and deliver to the people the fruits of continued growth. But we need to unite to make a unified India. because I'm not moving. We need to build India into a land of equal opportunity for all. free of communalism and casteism.

OTHERS VIEW ‡ "He has a tremendous technological brain" says Tata Steel Managing Director B. Muthuraman ‡ "While he doesn't look it. he's one of the toughest people I've ever known" says Muthuraman ‡ "Tata has shown that there is no other way he will do business other than do it ethically" says Gopalakrishnan. Executive Director of Tata Sons .

. ‡ Took over the Chairmanship from JRD Tata in 1991. ‡ Chairman of Tata Industries in 1981. ‡ Under his guidance.Professional Career ‡ Joined the Tata Group in Dec. TCS went public and Tata Motors was listed in the NYSE. 1962 ‡ Was first sent to Jamshedpur to work at Tata Steel. National Radio & Electronics Company (NELCO) 1971. ‡ Director-in-charge .

Personality at a glance Dignified Ethical Dependable Believed in keeping promises and maintaining relationships ‡ Loyal ‡ Questioned the unquestionable ‡ Risk taker not a speculator ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .

cool and calculated handler Exemplary Leadership Qualities Tremendous Motivator .Continued ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Grace.fought corruption Grit and determination Perseverance Tough. composure and nerves of steel Brave.

inept to the most admired and respected businessman in the country ‡ Adherence to noble principles ‡ Astute business acumen ‡ Inner steel-like strength ‡ Inherent fairness to the shareholders and business associates ‡ Dignified demeanor all the time. .In a nutshell ‡ Transition from shy.

warm. able to motivate)  Intuitive  Honest to the core  Innovative and Conceptualizer Nano . outgoing.Personality Analysis MBTI: INTJ  Shy and reticent in gatherings (However.

Continued ‡ BIG FIVE MODEL  Average on Extroversion  Average on Agreeableness  High on Conscientiousness  Average on Emotional Stability  Always open to experience ‡ Type B Personality ‡ Proactive .

Why is he a great leader? ‡ Visionary ‡ Strategist ‡ Initiator ‡ Risk Taker ‡ Expertise ‡ Integrity .

Leadership Roles: ‡ Figurehead ‡ Resource Allocator ‡ Entrepreneur ‡ Disturbance Handler .

Leadership Qualities: ‡ Self Esteem ‡ Internal Locus of control ‡ Strong Motivation ‡ Need to achieve ‡ Situational Behavior ‡ Goal orientation ‡ Courage .

Ratan Tata on Leadership grid: HIGH CONCERN FOR PEOPLE LOW 1 LOW CONCERN FOR PRODUCTION 9 HIGH .

Analysis on the basis of different theories: ‡ Ohio state studies ‡ University of Michigan studies ‡ Cognitive Resource theory ‡ Hersey and Blanchard s situational theory ‡ Path goal theory .

AngloDutch steel and aluminium producer in Jan. ‡ Bought Jaguar & Land Rover from Ford Motor Company Mar. ‡ Padma Bhushan in 2000 ‡ Padma Vibhushan in 2008. 01. Tata Motors came up with Tata Indica.Achievements ‡ In 1998. the first truly Indian car. ‡ Acquisition of Corus Group. 08 ‡ NANO .

. Having said that. best in the products we deliver. best in the manner in which we operate. I hope the Group comes to be regarded as being the best in India. I expect the Tatas to be much bigger than it is now.. More importantly. I hope that a hundred years from now we will spread our wings far beyond India.VISION One hundred years from now. and best in our value systems and ethics.

defining objectives and creating a new structure. ‡ (1978)Sends a confidential note to JRD Tata on the groups long term direction. . he has assignments in Jamshedpur at Tisco and Telco.MIELSTONE  (1962)Joins Tata Group after studying architecture at Cornell in US. Next 6 years.

which Tata was seen as then. €(September 1981)JRD sees the spark in Tata: appoints him director in 2 holding companies and elevates him to chairman of Tata Industries. .MIELSTONE €(July 1981)Sends another note JRD on the need to operate as a unified organization rather then a loose confederation of states .

MIELSTONE ‡ (1982) while his mother is undertaking treatment of cancer in New York. . Ratan starts scripting a blueprint for house of Tatas.Enter into high tech sectors . ‡ (1988) Elected chairman of Telco.group all Tata companies into 8 synergistic clusters.

reccomends Ratan Tata as successor. ‡ (1991) 87 Year old JRD Tata resigns as chairman. All 16 members of board agree. .MIELSTONE ‡ (1989)Elected chairman of Ratan Tata Trust after the death of his Father Naval death.

‡ (1998) A group Executive officer is established. comprising Ratan Tata and 5 other members.declaring it close.after Tisco chairman Russi Modi walks out of the meeting . . to oversee the performance of the companies.MIELSTONE ‡ (1993) Presides over a meeting that sets a retirement age for senior management .

‡ (1999) Tata unveil new group logo.MIELSTONE ‡ (1999) Six years after he suggested a made in India -car. French engine design.indica is launched . Italian styling. Japanese instrumentation and Indian engineering. .

‡ (2002) Tata acquires controlling stake in VSNL. the biggest overseas acquisition by any Indian company. .MIELSTONE ‡ (2000)Tata acquires Tetley for $341 million.

South Korea . .buys the heavy vehicle unit of Daewoo Motors. ‡ (2005)Yet more acquisition : Singapore Steel based company NatSteel. cable company Tyco global network and the hotel in New York.MIELSTONE ‡ (2004)Tata motors list on NYSE.

which he spoke about publicly in 2003. ‡ (Jan 2008) Drives in the 1 lakh car. .MIELSTONE ‡ (2007)In a keenly contested battle. Tata steel acquires Anglo Dutch company Corus and becomes the world 5 th largest steel manufacturer. Nano.

‡ (Aug 2010)Tata announces the formation of 5 member panel to select Ratan Tata successor.MIELSTONE ‡ (Nov 2009) Announces the search of his successor is on. .

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